SHSU seniors commissioned last week in the Bearkat Battalion spring ceremony "distinguished themselves academically, physically and militarily," according to Lt. Col. David Yebra. Among the 19 who earned their rank were seven distinguished military graduates; 15 were selected for active duty; 14 were Army ROTC scholarship recipients; and five were simultaneous membership program cadets. The group also boasted an overall grade point average of 3.28. Details. —Submitted photo
Staff Recognized With Annual 'Excellence' Award
This year’s Staff Excellence Award recipients include Chanda Brown, University Police Department detective; Brandon Cooper, associate director for Student Activities; Tracee Deleon, a custodian for the agricultural and industrial sciences department; and Julia May, associate director for communications. Details.
Global Center Examines Gender Equity In West Africa
Follow SHSU's Global Center for Journalism and Democracy as the center works with about 50 journalists from Burkina Faso, West Africa, to help journalists there understand how to more fairly portray women as they cover important stories. The training was held May 14-16 and readers can learn more about the background of event here or read executive director Kelli Arena's first "dispatch" here.
East Texas Historians To Share ‘Stories’ At Book Signing
Dan K. Utley and Milton S. Jordan, editors and contributing authors of Just Between Us: Stories and Memories from the Texas Pines—which features Huntsville and contributions by former Sam Houston Memorial Museum director Patrick Nolan and local Huntsvillian Wendell Baker—will visit the museum on Wednesday (May 15) to sign copies of the book. Details.
SHSU Recognized For Outstanding University Promotion
Sam Houston State University has received a number of awards this spring for projects promoting the university and several of its programs. SHSU received three awards at the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education District IV Conference and was also recognized with several Telly Awards for the “SHSU Rodeo—Gangnam Style” video. Details.
Book Documents Efforts To Turn ‘Trash’ Into Treasure
Written and designed by Sam Houston State graduate students enrolled in Paul Ruffin’s “Editing and Publishing Practicum” course in 2011, Resurrecting Trash introduces the reader to the many remarkable projects that have been produced in the Huntsville and Houston areas by Phillips and his building initiative, The Phoenix Commotion, through textual histories and a full-color gallery of photographs of most of Phillips’s projects. Details.
New Baseball Scoreboard To Enhance Don Sanders Stadium
Bearkat alumni Bud Haney and Don Sanders have made possible the addition of a new video/scoreboard at Sam Houston State’s modern baseball facility. Installation of the top-of-the-line board by Daktronics is set to begin this summer to be ready for the 2014 Bearkat baseball season at Don Sanders Stadium. Details.
Human Resources Launches New Learning Management System
In order to keep Sam Houston State University competitive in a challenging hiring environment, the Human Resources Department unveiled on April 1 the first phase of a new professional development initiative for employees designed to connect staff to the training they need to succeed. Details.
SHSU Receives Check For Energy Efficiency Improvements
Once again, SHSU has been recognized for a successful year of energy efficiency improvements. Campus officials recently accepted a check for the $136,824 in cash incentives the university earned in 2012 through its participation in the Entergy Texas SCORE Program. Details.
Museum Exhibit To Unveil ‘Backroom Curiosities’
Deep in the recesses of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum lies an assortment of items that rarely see the light of day. These “Backroom Curiosities” will be dusted off and put on display as part of an exhibition beginning April 23 in the Katy and E. Don Walker Sr. Education Center Exhibit Gallery. Details.
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